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How to Make Garlic Infused Cooking Oil

For dipping hard breads or cooking with garlic flavor in every bite, garlic infused oil is easy to make at home. Read the rest of this entry »

Alternative Ear Wax Removal Home Remedies

Keep Ears Healthy and Clean by Removing Earwax

Particularly during the spring months, when it’s warm enough for ear wax to flow, but cool enough it gets congealed in your ear, knowing how to safely remove ear wax is important. It’s not the most pleasant topic to talk about, but removing ear wax can help you hear better, and help keep your ears safer by helping to prevent infection. My son has had frequent ear infections as a child, so I have learned over the years, both from our pediatrician and personal experience, how to properly clean ears and remove earwax without damaging the ear. Read the rest of this entry »

Office Ergonomics: Home or Work Office Furniture Positions for Optimal Health

 Desk Work Can Be Hard on the Body, so Learn How to Properly Arrange Your Office for Best Health

Sitting at a desk all day is hard on the back and legs. Circulation is cut off from the legs, which can cause swelling or a medical condition known as edema, and when the legs begin to swell regularly, this can lead to venous stasis, venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Leaning forward hunched over in a chair to see a computer monitor can cause backache and strain, while squinting to see a monitor that is too far away or too close can cause eye strain and permanent eye damage.

In fact, there are many serious injuries that can be caused from improper seating and computer or desk workstation arrangement. Read the rest of this entry »

Kangaroo Care for Babies and Infants

Cozy and Comfortable, Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies, Sick Infants, and More

When an baby is newborn, he or she has to get used to living in a different environment from the womb, where a baby is completely surrounded by warm amniotic fluid and the sound of mom’s heartbeat and body. Kangaroo Baby Care is a means of helping the newborn or infant get back a little of the familiarity of the womb while also getting used to the harsher environment of being in the world.

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What to Expect when Getting a CT (CAT) Scan

A Personal Story of What Happened During a CT Abdominal and CT Head Scan

With all the medical conditions from which I have suffered the past four years, one might think a CT scan would have been simple, but it wasn’t. When I shockingly gained sixty-five pounds in fewer than eleven days, my doctor (actually, a physician’s assistant, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll call her my doctor), well, she freaked. Her exact words were, “I know we’ve tried to avoid it because of money, but there’s no avoiding it; you need a CT.”

How much does a CT scan cost? Read the rest of this entry »

The Truth About Acne and Acne Treatments for Teens

Acne Might Be a Symptom or a Medical Condition

One myth about acne is that all acne is the same, all acne comes from the same causes, and all acne can be treated the same. Adult acne and teen acne are often quite different, and even with teens, acne can be caused by many different things.

Another common misconception about acne is that it’s caused by being unclean or not taking proper care of the skin, particularly for those with acne on their faces. The truth is, the opposite is sometimes true: washing the face too frequently can cause acne flares! Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose a Perfume or Cologne to Attract a Partner

Why Humans Wear Perfume: Pheromones and Fragrances

All human beings secrete pheromones, which are chemical scents that our bodies produce, specifically for attracting other humans. All animals, humans included, produce these scents that attract members of their same species. Generally, the scents are to attract the opposite gender, in order to facilitate procreation and thus ensure the survival of the species.

Therefore, it makes sense that scent is directly, biologically, chemically ingrained as part of the mating ritual. Factor that out to the social aspect of dating, mating, marrying, etc., and you get perfumes and colognes meant to entice the opposite gender by making the male or female smell ‘more’ male or female. The point: to be more sexually exciting or interesting to members of the opposite sex. Read the rest of this entry »

Helpful Resources for Troubled Teens

When Your Teen is in Trouble, There is Help

When a teen in your life is in trouble, finding help for that troubled teen and support for you is crucial. However, finding that help when it is needed the most is a daunting task, particularly when emotions and tensions are high. Let’s look at some helpful resources for various types of problems faced by troubled teens.

Suicide Help for Troubled Teens Read the rest of this entry »

Exercises to Firm Up Sagging Breasts Naturally Without Surgery

Perky Breasts Without Costly and Dangerous Surgery

Let’s face it, ladies: our breasts aren’t the same as they were when we were younger. It doesn’t matter what age you are, that statement is still always going to be true. For some of us, though, after having children, gaining and losing weight (sometimes repeatedly), breastfeeding and simply getting older, our breasts lose the perkiness of youth and begin to sag.

Fortunately, there is a solution to help firm up and undroop those sagging breasts, naturally and without surgery. Granted, these techniques won’t work as well as surgery, and nothing you do, even expensive surgery, will ever give you back the breasts you had when you were 18, but these proven exercises can help give your confidence and your breasts a boost.

Push ups Help Firm up Sagging Breasts Naturally Read the rest of this entry »

Fruit and Vegetables: Is “Organic” Really Better?

What Does “Organic” Really Mean?

One of the things I told my friend I wanted to do when visiting the Houston / Galveston area was to visit some of the farmer’s markets and some of the organic supermarkets in the area. Where I live, in the desert of West Texas, beer and steak are staples, and buying organic food is impossible (hard to find) or difficult (super expensive).

Does Organic Taste Better? Read the rest of this entry »

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